Despite its robust culinary scene, continued recognition, and growing press, Houston does not have a Michelin guide. In the United States, the prestigious guide (and tire company) has only taken to five US cities, yet to recognize the potential in Space City.
Nevertheless, Tim Ho Wan is a Michelin-starred restaurant and franchise that has opened its newest outpost in Katy.
First opened in the city of Mongkok in 2009, Tim Ho Wan is a project from Chef Mak Kwai Pui – of the three-Michelin-starred Lung King Heen restaurant in Hong Kong’s Four Seasons Hotel – with Chef Leung Fai Keung. Their new 20-seat restaurant, Tim How Wan, would soon achieve its own Michelin star.
Called the “world’s cheapest Michelin-star restaurant”, Tim Ho Wan is renowned for its outstanding dishes at affordable prices.
Now, the restaurant has stores in 12 different countries, including five locations in the US, its sixth now open in Houston. On November 7, the restaurant officially opened at 23330 Grand Circle Blvd., Suite 180 in Katy.
As for its dishes, the restaurant is acclaimed for its BBQ Pork Buns, Steamed Egg Cake, Bean-curd Skin with Pork & Shrimp, and Pan-Fried Carrot Cake.
In addition to the intricate flavors and textures of each dish, the restaurant pays scrupulous detail to its service – from dish placement “to specific sizing of every morsel and right down to the folds of the snowy skins for dumplings.”
Tim Ho Wan is now open at 23330 Grand Circle Blvd., Suite 180 in Katy and is open seven days a week; 11:30 am – 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday; 11:30 am – 8 pm on Fridays; and from 11 am – 8 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.